• Benjamin S.

    ★★★ Watched by Benjamin S. 22 Jan, 2015

    Rote giant monster story, but the effects felt engaging even today.

    Cool shots of flamethrowers blazing through the air and toasting the creature. Also, a pretty fun scene of the monster wrestling an elephant.

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  • Jimmy Jones

    ★★★ Added by Jimmy Jones

    Harryhausen steals the show (as usual) in this nifty stop-motion film about a strange creature brought back from Venus that gets just a little bit out of control. You definitely feel it ripping off of King Kong (bluntly) and some other preceding monster films, but the creature has a bit of a life and interests of its own. In spite of the main character and his sweet little romance with his scientist girlfriend, the alien is the only 3-dimensional being…

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  • MrSneakyMan

    ★★★½ Rewatched by MrSneakyMan 10 Jan, 2015

    Has science gone too far?

    I'd say that by the time they need to wheel out howitzers and Sherman tanks to shoot at a 30-foot tall reptilian beast that is standing on top of the Roman Coliseum that... yes science has indeed gone too far.

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  • Jeffrey Allen

    ★★★★★ Added by Jeffrey Allen

    This is what it is all about!!!!!! A great creature brought back from the planet Venus to terrorize earth!!!!!!

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  • Patrick

    ★★★ Watched by Patrick 29 Oct, 2014

    A classic for a reason

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  • MARTIN BRADLEY

    ★★½ Rewatched by MARTIN BRADLEY 01 Oct, 2014

    The monster in 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH may be just another big hunk of rubber dinosaur and setting it in Italy only allows for a lot of B-Movie actors, including the obligatory 'cute kid' to strut their stuff with funny. not-very-Italian sounding voices but otherwise Nathan Juran's movie displays some imagination and is a lot of fun, particularly when the creature goes on the rampage through Rome flattening monuments that have been around for a few thousand years, (beating pesky old San-Francisco or Tokyo any day), that alone earns it some kind of cult status.

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  • Brian J. "Tyrannorabbit" Wright

    ★★★ Watched by Brian J. "Tyrannorabbit" Wright 03 Oct, 2014

    Well we sure wasted no time in being a bunch of dicks to this critter we brought back from Venus. On day one it's locked in a cage, soon enough it's fighting our elephants and being shot at by people who know damn well its puny earth bullets can only piss it off. Poor Ymir. He grew from the size of a bearded lizard to the size of one of those super-T-Rexes that kept trying to make a tiny snack…

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  • Philip Cowgill

    ★★★ Watched by Philip Cowgill 30 Aug, 2014

    While the film itself isn't great the special effects are amazing.

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  • Nuno Costa

    ★★★ Watched by Nuno Costa 04 Aug, 2014

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    "Why is it always, always so costly for Man to move from the present to the future?"

    Trips to Venus and hats from the country of Texas make for a deadly combination as the citizens of Italy have found out.

    More wonderful work by Ray Harryhausen.

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  • Eltopo68

    ★★★ Rewatched by Eltopo68 25 Jul, 2014

    Try to ignore puny humans pining for each other or fighting about who's fault it is that the monster got loose in the first place. Instead, enjoy Ray Harryhausen's mighty Ymir as it stomps it's way around bad rear projected Italy and fights stop motion elephants.

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  • Richard Iliff

    ★½ Watched by Richard Iliff 13 Jun, 2014

    This was a rough one. I'd say it's biggest problem was a completely erratic and indecisive narrative. First there's a few Italian stereotypes who find a crashed spaceship and a alien egg, but then it merges over to the "real" storyline about a few military men (and a woman for the most tacked on love interest you've ever seen) who are trying to stop this creature before it does too much damage. This transition may sound pretty typical for a…

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  • Devon Seltzer

    ★★½ Watched by Devon Seltzer 08 Jun, 2014

    ***In the Shadow of Godzilla: A Giant Monster Movie Marathon! Film #2***

    Produced as an excuse for effects wizard Ray Harryhausen to take a Roman vacation, 20 Million Miles to Earth is a fairly standard b-movie elevated above many others thanks to a few interesting touches. The plot involves a team of astronauts who crash off the coast of Sicily on their return flight from Venus. They brought with them a lifeform from the planet in the hopes of studying…

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